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New Delhi sees less number of hotel bookings for upcoming CWG 2010


11 August 2010

The numbers of bookings for hotel rooms during the upcoming Commonwealth Games, to be held from October 3-14, 2010 in New Delhi, are extremely low. According to a report in Times of India, sources in the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) have confirmed that bookings for rooms are low, with the Games Travel Office (GTO), which is coordinating the accommodation for both delegates and visitors, reporting bookings in single digits. Sources mentioned that of the almost 15,000 rooms that are available with the GTO, only around 2,000 have been booked till date.

When contacted, Commonwealth Games 2010 Organising Committee (OC) officials managing the GTO refused to comment. Moti Irani, In-Charge, DDG Accommodation said that 10,000-15,000 rooms were available through the GTO while OC’s official travel agency, Le Passage preferred to dodge questions. MoT officials had been confident about the attraction of the Delhi Games 2010, assuming tourists would be coming in large numbers. MoT had calculated the need for 40,000 more rooms in the city to accommodate over one lakh visitors during the Games.